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Sir Keir enjoys the vetting process

Christian Wakeford’s shock defection from the Conservative party to Labour has been the talk of Westminster this week – with Sir Keir Starmer surprising almost everyone – including his own MPs. The high stakes move by Labour’s leader to let the MP for Bury South into the Party has raised questions as to whether Labour…

Politics.co.uk’s New Year predictions

Happy new year! 2021 threw up a bunch of surprises, resignations and more kissing that we’d like to have seen. But what does 2022 have in store? We reached out to commentator James Ball, pollster Matt Singh and journalist Mutaz Ahmed to ask what their political predictions are for the coming year.The post Politics.co.uk’s New…

​Politics.co.uk presents: Naughty or Nice?

​It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s on his way. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, and there will be a few MPs receiving a bag of coal down their chimney’s this year. It’s been an eventful year, full of scandals. But who has been naughty and who has been nice? To go through this…

Starmer’s side hustle

The conduct of MPs continues to dominate the political sphere, amid ongoing revelations of lucrative second jobs and misuse of parliamentary privileges. Whilst the scandal continues to blight the Conservatives, Labour is struggling to claim the moral high ground in the debate. In reference to the attack by Deputy Labour Leader, Angela Rayner, on Conservative…

Top Keir

In recent weeks Sir Keir Starmer has been vocal in his criticism of the recent driver shortages seen across the country, but as he unfortunately illustrated, it’s not as easy as it looks. On a visit to an HGV driving trainer centre in Greater Manchester, Labour’s leader put his driving skills to the test and…

Corbyn says he is ‘with’ Lab MP who says Starmer not fit to be leader over Sun article

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose leadership era Keir Starmer sharply criticised at last week’s party conference, has spoken out about the current leader’s decision to write an article for the Sun newspaper, stating: “I am with Ian and the people of Liverpool” in response to a tweet from Liverpool West Derby MP Ian Byrne’s…

Starmer slams ‘trivial’ Boris Johnson and lays out vision for ‘care, equality and security’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer presented his vision for government in his keynote speech in Brighton this afternoon, at the first in-person party conference since his election as leader. He said a Labour government would modernise industry and education, reform mental health services, toughen the criminal justice system and tackle climate change with a ‘green…

Starmer conference speech: LIVE

Starmer conference speech: LIVE 10:45am – David Lammy: No uncosted pledges. David Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, criticised former leader Jeremy Corbyn for making uncosted spending commitments during prior conference speeches and said Sir Keir Starmer would not make the same mistake. Lammy said: We will not be making proposals that cannot be costed, the public…

Shadow home secretary calls for ‘moral crusade’ against crime

Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has said Labour would invest in neighbourhood policing, establish new domestic violence laws and would establish a new Child Exploitation Register in his keynote speech at the party conference today in Brighton. He opened by discussing how his childhood as the son of a Welsh steelworker led him to the…

Labour conference to debate £15 minimum wage in wake of shadow cabinet row

Labour’s conference will debate a motion on raising the minimum wage to £15 this afternoon, just hours after the shadow secretary of state for employment rights resigned after claiming he was ordered to argue against the proposal. The Unite union will hold a vote on a motion calling for a £15 minimum wage and a…

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